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TT7 HEN today is a hundred years from now, 
doubtless the present age in which we live 
will be known as "The Early Twentieth 
Century Period of Art and Beauty." 

Today America is in a similar position to that 
which England occupied in the Early Eighteenth 
Century. The Early Eighteenth Century literally 
poured the riches of the world into the lap of the 
British nobility. The development of that lavish 
conception of Georgian architecture and decora- 
tion was a logical sequence. 

Today, with wealth untold, America with more 
leisure and a growing appreciation for the finer 
things in life, is creating a new beauty, a style of 
her own, that will leave as lasting and permanent 
an impression on civilization as the Periods which 
have preceded us. 

Fundamentally, of course, America is intensely 
practical; art is science— and science, art. 

Zenitherm thus becomes an Early Twentieth 
Century interpretation of art in science — beauty 
in a most practical and economic measure for 
ivalls and floors — both interior and exterior. 

Today, Zenitherm is recognized by the leaders 
of the architectural and interior decorating fields 
as a distinctive, decorative element. It is the 
accepted mode in the finer homes and public 



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buildings. Indeed, the list of homes where Zenitherm 
is now used for walls and floors reads like pages taken 
from the Social Register. 

Zenitherm is a fabricated material that looks and 
wears like marble, but can be worked like wood. 
A carpenter can install it. It is applied over either 
wood or masonary construction. It is as desirable 
for exterior use as for interior. Under the elements, 
it hardens and becomes durable like stone. 
Zenitherm's range of twenty-one colors permits a 
blending of full and subdued tones that harmonize or 
contrast perfectly with any decorative scheme. 
Architects and decorators everywhere know that 
Zenitherm is one of the contributing factors that 
help do justice to their own conceptions. If you are 
thinking of building or remodeling, consult your 
architect or decorator. They can tell you all about 
Zenitherm and the use they have put it to, not only 
in homes of distinction, but in prominent hotels, 
clubs and public buildings throughout the country. 

Or, if you prefer, write to us direct. 
On the following pages we show just a few installa- 
tions. They will help you to visualize the attractive 
possibilities of this newest contribution to 'The 
Early Twentieth Century Period of Art and Beauty/' 
economically applied to the building and remodeling 
problems of today. 



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Residence of William Wallace White, Pelham, New York. 

Exterior Walls of Zenithenn 

I Ii si \ce Simon'son, Architect, New York 



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lovely home, that it was built of 
some rare Italian marble. That is 
always the impression when Zeni- 
therm is used for exterior walls. Zen it he rm 
actual ly toughens under the elements and be- 
comes hard and durable like stone. There is 
economic value in Zen i therm as well as archi- 
tectural beauty. 



It is interesting to note in this connection that the City of Chicago has 

used Zenitherm with great success for facing and beautifying bridges. 

See the illustration on page 13. 



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Zenitherm Flooring in the Entrance Hall of the Park Avenue Home of 
Mrs. J. L. Johnston 
Barton, Price and Wilson, Inc., Interior Decorators New York 



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HAT does the eye see first on 
entering this lovely apartment? 
Perhaps that question is hardly 
fair! Simple, rich hospitality is an 
impression of quality and taste, rather than the 
singling out of any separate unit in the decora- 
tive scheme. Yet, as one's eye rests here and 
there in interested observation of this pleasing 
entrance hall, the floor instinctively draws a 
merited share of appreciation. It is Zenitherm! 



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Seventeenth Century Living Room in the Galleries of Hampton Shops, New York. 

Zenitherm Flooring in irregular flagstone design specially antiqued to harmonize with 

this Period; it conveys an atmosphere of lovely old ivory. 



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Room, the Zenitherm flooring in 
irregular pattern is one of the con- 
tributing elements to its unusual 
a harmonious unit that is obviously the 
this rich interior — the sort of in- 



charm 

foundation for 
terior that one naturally associates for example 
with the display rooms of a leading establish- 
ment specializing in the finest of Period Furniture 



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Zenitherm Flooring in the Spanish 

Dining Room of formal mode, in the 

New York home of Mr. and Mrs. 

Frederick C. Heimerdinger. 

Anna Barringer, In- 
terior Decorator, 
New York 



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graphs suggest, 
the decorative 
foundation oi 
Zenitherm is as effective in 
the dining room as in the 
patio of the smart Oasis 
Club. Indeed, when used 
for outside work, Zenitherm 
acquires even more endur- 
ing qualities, thanks to the 
toughening tendency of 
Zenitherm when exposed to 
the elements. 



zenitherm Flooring in the Patio of the 
Oasis Club, Palm Beach, Florida. 



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Zeni therm Flooring in the Southampton Home of Mr, and Mrs, John W. Kiser. 
Elsie Sloan Farley, Interior Decorator, New York 



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HE Sun Room above all must be 
bright and cheery. Zenitherm, 
while looking like marble, has 
added advantages. Zenitherm is 
resilient under foot, and "warm to the touch." 
When appropriate colors are chosen it adds a 
definite decorative element that is as distinctive 
as it is attractive. Zenitherm is ideal for the 
Game and Plav Room, too. 



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Zenitherm Flooring in an early Period 

Bedroom in the Park Avenue home of 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. 

Heimerdinger. 

Anna Barringer, Interior Decorator, 

New York. 



XJ EAUTIFUL period 

bedrooms must 
needs begin with 
the floor. Thus 
the decorative 
basis for "floors palatial" may 
well be Zenitherm, simulating 
as it does, the rarest of Italian 
travertine stones. 
For the bathroom Zenitherm 
entirely eliminates the glaring 
effects' so frequently resulting 
from the use of glazed materials. 
A Zenitherm floor in the bath- 
room is pleasantly warm and 
non-slippery when wet. Zeni- 
therm is unaffected by water and 
is easily cleaned. 



Flooring and walls of Zenitherm in the 

bathroom of the home of Mr. M. S. Mannes, 

Mamaroneek, N. Y, 

John Matthews Hatton, Architect 

New York 



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Zenitherm Flooring in the Trophy Room in the Bethlehem 

home of Eugene G. Grace. 

Theodore E. Visscher and James L. Burley, Architects, New York 



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HAT a sportsmanlike atmosphere 
there is to this interesting Trophy 
3 Room! Obviously the Zenitherm 
flooring is the basic element that 
both begins and completes the architectural 
motif. Even the conventional square block de- 
sign takes on new significance! In large measure, 
this is clue to the contrasting of color tones made 
possible by a correct selection from Zenitherrn's 
twenty-one colors. 



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Zenithcrm Flooring in the delightfully modern offices of 
Jones and Erwin, Interior Decorators, New 1 ork 



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ENITHERM lends itself as hap- 
pily to the decorative scheme of 
the "modern school" as to any 
other period. Since it is worked 
ike wood, it can be sawed and matched in 
patterns to achieve the desired effect. Zeni- 
therm's twenty-one color tones blend perfectly 
with the most modern of modern interiors. 



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Foyer of the Park Ridge Theatre, 

Park Ridge, Illinois. 

Walls of Zenitherm. 

Zook &> McCauc.hey, Architects. 

Chicago. 



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ing test of Zeni- 
therm's practical 
beauty than the 
difficulty of dif- 
ferentiating between Zenitherm 
and marble when the two arc 
combined as they are in this 
beautiful foyer. 

In the newer theatres, Zenitherm 
is now the favorite material for 
floors as well as walls. 




One of the Chicago bridges faced 
Zenitherm, referred to on page ! 



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Zenitherm wall* in the Administration and Records Building. Dallas, Texas. 
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HIS photograph was taken just 
after the Zenitherm walls were in- 
stalled in order to give you an 
idea of how this fabricated ma- 
terial which "looks like marble" is being used in 
prominent public buildings. Indeed, municipal 
offices everywhere are now being put up with an 
eye to beauty— practical beauty of sound eco- 
nomic value/ The vears only serve to make it 
more enduring. It actually toughens with age. 



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Zenitherm Flooring in the Sun Room of Haddon Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 
Rankin & Kellogg, Architects, Philadelphia 



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L~L ADDON HALL recently spent six 

million dollars in completely mod- 
ernizing its boardwalk hotel. 
The idea was a complete expres- 
sion of modern day beauty and comfort for its 
guests. Zenitherm was chosen for the corridors, 
the dining rooms, the meeting rooms and the 
Sun Room. In the Sun Room, the pattern was 
worked out to represent the six Wampum belts 
given in trade by William Penn when he pur- 
chased Pennsylvania. 



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enitherm walls in the Main Banking space of Calcasieu National Bank, 

Lake Charles, Louisana. 

Fa\-rot &! Livaudais. Ltd., Architects, New Orleans 



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ITH this beautiful banking room 
before us, the only conclusion 
seems to be that one can always 
bank on Zenitherm for a beautiful 
interior Incidentally, of special appeal to 
bankers is the further use of Zenitherm in the 
underground departments where dampness and 
moisture must be reckoned with. Zenitherm 
when laid oyer concrete, for either walls or 
floors, is not only damp-proof, but assures per- 
manent beauty. 



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Zeni therm Flooring in Sanctuary of the Chapel of 

Fordham University, New York City. 

Emile G. Perrot, Architect, New York and Philadelphia 



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HE solemn peace and quiet of this 
beautiful chapel begins with the 
floor. It is Zenithenn. To the eye, 
it has all the richness of marble, 
yet with added advantages. Zeni therm is re- 
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HOW IT IS 

The application of Zenitherm is exceedingly simple and inexpensive. 

On wooden floors the blocks of Zenitherm are simply nailed into 

place. For the sake of solidity they are usually laid over a skim coat 

of bedding compound. 

Where the floors are old and uneven, the hollows are filled with the 

bedding compound and leveled off. 

When Zenitherm is laid on cement the bedding compound is spread 

a quarter inch thick and the Zenitherm set in place in it. 



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When used for walls Zenitherm can be nailed to furring or sheathing, 
or it can be nailed directly on the haired brown coat of plaster. 

This latter method applies when the wall itself is of brick or hollow tile. 

In both wall and floor installations the edges of the slabs are buttered 
with a pointing compound which closes any interstices in the joint. 

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The above shows photographically the 
method of installing Zenitherm on both 
floors and walls. The floor shown here „ so 
uneven as to require a bedding compound 
The wall pieces are nailed on furring strips 
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STANDARD COLORS 

{S ee Color Chart for Actual Reproductions) 

LIGHT COLORS 

„ t ._„,. r-.REY Stone Grey 

Coral Pink Light ore-v 

DARK COLORS 

Light Brown Dark Brown Red 
Green Sea Green Lichen Green 

Blub Blagk Tangerine 

Havana Brown Maya Brown 



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CONCRETE BEDDING FLOOR 

UNDER FLOOR COMPOUND 

Above is shown how simple it <s to lay 
Zenitherm in a bedding compound over new 
or old cement floors. 

Once the compound is set the Zenitherm 
2ves a permanent flooring, resilient enough 
to be restful to the step. 



Width Length 

5WxW 

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Width Length Width Length 



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STANDARD COLORS 

These exact reproductions of the en- 
tire range of Zenitherm shades and 
colors illustrate the beauty and charac- 
ter of Zenitherm texture and coloring. 
Note how well the flat monotony of 
solid tones is eliminated through the 
variation of color and texture in each 
piece. With this variation, however, a 
general harmonious tone is main- 
tained, and the effect of the finished 
Zenitherm floor or wall is both pleas- 
ing and desirable. 

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DARK COLORS 



NATURAL 




STONE GREY 




BUFF 




LICHEN GREEN 





SEA GREEN 



DARK BROWN 



GREEN 







LIGHT BROWN 



MAYA BROWN 



BLACK 



RED 



TANGERINE 




BLUE 



HAVANA BROWN 




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Neutral in effect is the Gold color 
used for this herringbone pattern. 
The narrow inner border is Sea 
Green. Although this pattern 
fulfills the desire for simplicity/ it 
is more interesting than a floor of 
plain squares. 

PATTERN F-30 




The color combination for this de- 
cidedly formal pattern is Black, 
Lichen Green, Natural and Stone 
Grey. The prevailing color tones 
are cool, but the pattern can be 
made as warm and subtle as de- 
sired, depending upon the color 
combination. 

PATTERN F-41 




Stone Grey, Blue and Black form 
this color combination. The aivi- 
sion of the small inserts into half 
tiles of different colors provides 
an interesting tri-tone variation on 
a pattern usually composed of 
large and small squares in two 
colors only. 

PATTERN F-205 



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This pattern/ in Havana Brown and 
Drab, is an example of the adapta- 
bility of Zenitherm to special 
pattern work. It is particularly 
suited to small areas where more 
interest than an ordinary desisn 
gives is desired. 

PATTERN F-50 




Small Light Brown triangles make an 
interesting inner border for this 
plain floor in Coral Pink color. 
The ease with which Zenitherm is 
worked gives wide freedom in 
providing ornamental borders for 
any Zenitherm floor. 

PATTERN F-70 




A simple star of Red and Black 
placed on a field of Light Grey and 
bordered in Red and Black. This 
floor panel again illustrates the 
possibilities for executing intricate 
design motifs in Zenitherm. 

PATTERN F-60 




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Green and Maya Brown are the 
colors used in this basketweave 
design. This pattern is an "old 
reliable/ 7 adapted to many types 
of interiors but especially suited 
to Spanish or Italian interiors, or 
any variation on Mediterranean 
architecture. 




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Olive, Drab, Buff and Gold used 
in this random floor provide a 
pleasing neutral base for modern 
as well as conventional interiors. 
The pattern is of enduring interest 
because it is wholly free from con- 
tinuous straight lines. It also finds 
wide usage in irregular areas 
where a more intricately patterned 
floor would not work out so well. 

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A striking pattern in cube motif. 
The interest of this design is inten- 
sified by the use of the sharply con- 
trasting Red, Gold and Black colors. 
This design and color combination 
give an effect of great depth. 

PATTERN F-28 



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An adaptation of the designs used 
for old Spanish floors. The color 
combination illustrated/ Havana 
Brown with Tangerine inserts, is 
warm and imparts a decided Old 
World effect. Black combined with 
a brown tone also makes an inter- 
esting combination. 

PATTERN F-80 




A colorful example of a typical 
broken stone" Zenitherm floor. 
The colors illustrated are Dark 
Brown, Lichen Green, Maya 
Brown, Green and Tangerine. The 
wide joints were made with Drab 
pointing compound. A variation 
on this pattern, in neutral tones 
and more regular blocks, is also 
interesting. 

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This pattern is typical of the 
Georgian and French Periods, 
except that the usual predominating 
light field has been reversed to give 
the rich effect of a dark floor, 
relieved only by small contrasting 
inserts. The color tones used in 
this example ere £1,000 and 
Natural. 

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The enviable reputation Zenithen 
their attractiveness and durability, 
hundreds of installations in the fin] 
banks, hotels, theatres, stores, exec 

Zenitherm admirably fulfills the « 
flooring — beauty, durability, cleanlin 
friction to avoid slipping. 

The installation of Zenitherm flooi 
Zenitherm Bedding Compound ove 
be laid in the same manner over v 
nailed, the nail holes are rendered ir 
pound. All joints ^re sealed with t 

The choice of Zenitherm floors fc 
saving of time and important econor 
available for use the day after they 
the only cleansing agents necessary 

The series of patterns in full color 
of a careful selection from an abun 
were reproduced from actual finishe- 
the twenty-one standard color tone: 
It is believed that these designs will 
of beautiful and striking patterns a" 
size, color and style. 

The selection offered is representa 
floor is not hampered by any arbitra 
on the part of the manufacturer. Z* 
of separate blocks and the wide r| 
unlimited possibilities for the select! 
with any architectural or decorative! 
nation desired. 



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110 EAST 42nd STRE 

Factory and General 



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n floors have gained is based upon 
and the formidable precedent of 
st private homes, apartments, clubs, 
jtive offices, churches and schools, 
ssential characteristics of the ideal 
jss, warmth, quietness and adequate 

s is simplicity itself. They are laid in 
- cement underfloors and can either 
<ood underfloors or nailed. When 
visible by Zenitherm Pointing Com- 
vs same Pointing Compound, 
r any type of structure represents a 
lie advantages. Zenitherm floors are 
lave been laid. Soap and water are 
to keep them in perfect condition, 
presented in this folder is the result 
lance of experience. The patterns 
J floor panels and they utilize all of 
in which Zenitherm is manufactured, 
give a good idea of the multiplicity 
'ailable, in every reasonable shape, 

ive, but the purchaser of a Zenitherm 
*ily preconceived color combinations 
nitherm floor designs are composed 
nge of color tones available offers 
on of a distinctive floor, in keeping 
motif and in the exact color combi- 




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ET, NEW YORK, N. Y. 

Offices, Kearny, N. J. 



BOSTON 



SAX FRANCISCO 



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Copyright . . . . Z. C I. . 
Printed in U. S. A. 



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